WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR MANUFACTURERS

According to SME.org, over the next 10 years, 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will become available. But 2 million of those jobs will go unfilled due to a significant skill gap. 74% of manufacturers report that the skills gap has negatively impacted their company's ability to expand operations (Source).

But in Elk Grove Village, things are changing. Elk Grove-based businesses have access to Chicagoland's well-educated and highly skilled workforce of over 4,000,000 people, a strong education system, and several associations and non-profits who who are taking huge strides to close the skills gap.

Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

Elk Grove is a partner of GCAMP, an advanced manufacturing partnership that supports high school and college students in Chicago's northwest suburbs, and helps them discover rewarding careers in tech, manufacturing and engineering. Learn More >

Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute

DMDII is a Chicago-based research organization that coordinates support to expose and prepare workers to digital manufacturing and design outcomes and trends. Learn More >